first few hours with the Storm

Stuff I’ve figured out in my first few hours with the BlackBerry Storm:

  • The free version of PocketMac that’s provided by RIM isn’t easy to get working with the Storm. I couldn’t quite do it, after playing around for a half-hour or so. I did see some indication on various forums that it was possible, but I didn’t want to waste too much time on it tonight. I did see some positive mentions of Missing Sync, which I may try out later this week.
  • On the PC side, the Outlook contact sync works fine. I didn’t try the calendar sync. I’m not sure if I’ll stick with the PC sync, or switch to the Mac sync. I’ll probably figure that out after I play with Missing Sync.
  • The Facebook app on the Storm isn’t nearly as good as the one in the iPhone.
  • Overall, the interface is a little weird, but I think I’ll be able to get used to it. I like the fact that you can switch between three keyboards: the SureType and MultiTap keyboards in portrait, and the full QWERTY in landscape.

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